Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving...






We'll be back to blogging after the Thanksgiving Break, until then,

Wishing You and Yours a Very Blessed Thanksgiving!

Let us take time to reflect on all the blessings in our lives, our dear families, friends, & loved ones, and pray for all the less fortunate during these trying times!

God love you!

-The Rosarians

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Road Ahead



+JMJ+

Friends,

Just a quick update on the development of our Charism:

After prayer and research, I've decided to expand upon the Rosarians' evangelizing efforts here. While living a simple homesteading lifestyle, we will nevertheless make use of all available means of modern communication to reach the youth and all souls yearning for Christ's Truth. There is a great need for solid orthodox, Catholic podcasting, vodcasting, radio, & TV productions. It is our future goal to delve more deeply into these areas, yet at the same time maintain the proper balance of Ora et Labora, leading wilderness retreats, and door to door missionary work.

Your help is needed in getting the word out about us! Please share this blog with your friends and acquaintances!

God love you!

Recommended Reading



+JMJ+

Dear Friends,

Yesterday, I just finished reading Pat Madrid's wonderful book, "Search & Rescue: How to Bring Your Family and Friends into- or Back into the Catholic Church."

It is a very practical and well thought-out read, discussing the best means of reaching others with Christ's message, tailored to the specific circumstances we might find ourselves in daily.

This book is a useful reminder how the Rosarians aim to use a combination of active missionary work and dedicated prayer to help win souls for Christ.

God love you!

S. Roser, M.I.

Monday, November 24, 2008

As Daylight Fades...



+JMJ+
Greetings Friends!

Don't worry, new posts will be coming soon!...things are getting busier here as Thanksgiving approaches, so stay tuned for more! We'll leave the light on for you!


Please feel free to browse the links at the bottom of our blog!

Friday, November 14, 2008

The Rosary- Our Most Powerful Weapon in the Fight!



+JMJ+
Dear Friends,

As one can tell by our name, "The Rosarians of the Poor Christ," we place great emphasis on the power of the Rosary, as related by Our Lady of Fatima and the traditions of Holy Mother Church.

I urge you to enroll in the Confraternity of the Rosary, a well-known group founded by the Dominicans that has been in existence for over 500 years. Please visit them at http://www.rosary-center.org/ to enroll!

Like many Catholics in America, I too have been doing much soul-searching since the election. The battles currently raging between the culture of life and the culture of death are coming to a head. Many I have spoke to, have also sensed the dark cloud of evil that hangs over our country. To think of all the babies that will die because of a lack of love! Yet we must not despair! Out of the darkness, the Church has always emerged stronger.

As never before, we are faced with the decision of taking sides in the great cosmic battle for souls. The enemy has many of our fellow countrymen in his grip, so we must devote more of our time and efforts to the spiritual realm. Without a firm foundation in Christ and His Blessed Mother, one cannot expect success in external works.

So too, we reflect that in general, the small towns and rural areas of America remain the most conducive to spirituality and traditional values. We must build up the Faith in these areas to help save what's left of our country.

So, my dear friends, let the Rosary be our sword and the Holy Bible our shield in the coming war!

Let us pray Psalm 144 to strengthen our resolve! "Blessed be the Lord, my rock who trains my arms for battle, who prepares my hands for war..."

Saint Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!

In His Service,
Your Founder,

Ad Jesum per Mariam

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

An autumn update




+JMJ+

Dear Friends,

Praised be Jesus Christ!

Sorry for the delay in getting new posts out. Things have been very busy here! I am attempting to enter the realm of vodcasting besides the previous podcast I made for the Rosarians (you can find it in the blog archive, if you're interested.)

The other day I had a phone interview with Msgr. Ralph Beiting, former founder of the Christian Appalachian Project and a hero in the Catholic Home Mission cause. We discussed his current plans for outreach and service in the mountains of East Kentucky and Western West Virginia. Although he is in his mid to late 80's Msgr. Beiting remains a rural 2-county pastor within the Diocese of Lexington, KY and oversees the distribution of food/clothing/supplies in 40 Appalachian counties. This Thanksgiving he and his volunteer will have been able to feed over 13,000 needy mountainfolk!

We also completely agreed on the continued need for active missionary efforts in Appalachia, a fact that Monsignor holds to dearly. He is one of the few pioneering priests left who still does street preaching and also he uses the radio and tv to spread the Truth of the Catholic Faith to all.

An interesting fact is that early on in my vocation journey, Msgr. Beiting's books, to include his autobiography, "Called to the Mountains," have continued to inspire me onto a religious vocation.

Please pray for this wonderful and saintly man, affectionately known by those he serves as "Grandfather of the Mountains," due to his 50+ years of ministry in Appalachia.

Thank you for filling out our polls on the blog! Please keep your feedback and inquiries coming! Your prayers and interest are very important to us!

God love you!

Your Founder,
S. Roser, M.I.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

An Election Prayer!




Dear Friends,

As the storm clouds gather, please pray for our nation's "soul" and make sacrifices today that the culture of life will prevail!


+In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit ..Amen

Dear Lord Jesus, you promised us that every time we held up Your Agonizing Crucifix against evil, you would open Heaven and pour out your Precious Blood to subdue that evil. We come before You to plead with You for our country. We are on the verge of a critical election that will reshape all that we hold sacred, all that we hold dear. We are too small in number and strength to fight this battle alone, we need Your help.

So we come to You, Our Savior and Lord, with great confidence in Your love and mercy, and beg you to help us and save our country from the evil that threatens to destroy us. You are Almighty, You can do anything. We plead with You to open Heaven and send out your angels to touch the hearts of all and turn their hearts back to You. Let them see the candidates for who they truly are and we plead with you to convict the consciences of all people. Give us a ruler after Your own Heart, that we may have a long and peaceful life upon our land.

We beg this grace of You in union with the Sorrowful Heart of Your Mother at the foot of the Cross; the tears, pleadings and sufferings of the 54 million aborted babies; and in union with all the Masses and prayers, sacrifices, joys and sufferings of all the angels and saints of Heaven, the poor souls in Purgatory and all the just on the face of the earth from the beginning of time until You come again. Amen.

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit..Amen

O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

New Poll on the Blog!

Dear Friends,

A new poll has just been posted here. Please let us know what your age range is, so we can get a better view of the demographics of our visitors!

God Bless You!

All Saints & All Souls







Dear Friends in Christ,

This has been an eventful weekend in the liturgical calendar!

May all the saints and martyrs intercede for us that we may always put Christ first in our lives and sacrifice ourselves for others, as our Dearest Lord & Savior did.

We beg, in a particular way, the intercession of the North American Martyrs for success in the endeavors of the Rosarians.

We pray also especially for the faithful departed, the souls of our late friends and family members:

"Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen."

-(Our Lord dictated the following prayer to St. Gertrude the Great to release 1,000 souls from Purgatory each time it was said!)

God love you!

What's Your Mission?

-Do you have a pioneering and adventurous spirit?

-Can you "rough-it?"

-Do you desire to win souls to the one true Faith?

-Do the examples of the North American Martyrs and missionary saints inspire you?

-Do you desire to give your youth and your all to Christ through His Blessed Mother?

Then God may be calling you to convert America & serve the poor in the mountains with the Rosarians of the Poor Christ!

Ad Jesum per Mariam!

Two Wonderful & Inspirational Short Videos for You!

Faith of Our Fathers

Ora et Labora

Ora et Labora

A PRAYER FOR THE COUNTRY FAMILY

WE BELIEVE that:

Farming is a noble Christian occupation. The farm home is a most suitable place to rear a Christian family. The good earth is the greatest material gift of God to man.

WE KNOW that:
In this vocation we country people work closely with God in producingthe essential elements of life.

By making ourselves aware of the special graces and opportunities of thisway of life, and by cooperating with them, we and our families can mostreadily give glory to God and grow in holiness and happiness.

The earth returns greatest honor to God when through our care and labor,it brings forth an abundance for our family's needs and those of society, forthis generation and for those to come.

WE PROCLAIM that:

We will strive always to appreciate and hold fast to the spiritual values ofour vocation and to prevent the materialism of this age from blinding us tothem.

We will model our homes on that of Nazareth; by working, learning,playing, and especially praying together we will strengthen our faith inGod and our mutual love and unity; we will fulfill our obligation to be goodneighbors, faithful parishioners, loyal and active citizens.

We will regard our land as God's land; as stewards of His bounty we will conserve and improve it so that it will increasingly continue to give gloryto Him.

WE PRAY that:

Through God's grace we may have wisdom and strength to grow constantly in the virtues necessary for holy rural living: Faith, Hope firmly founded in knowledge of God's wisdom and providence, Love, Patience with the slow deliberate cycle of seasonsand years, Fortitude, Temperance, Compassion, Mercy, Zeal. Amen.

WE GIVE THANKS O GOD, source and giver of all things, who manifests Your infinite majesty, power and goodnessin the earth about us,we give You honor and glory.

For the sun and rain, for the manifold fruits of our fields,for the increase of our herds and flocks,we thank You.

For the enrichment of our souls with divine grace,we are grateful. Supreme Lord of the harvest, graciously accept us and the fruits of our toil, in union with Christ Your Son,as atonement for our sins, for the growth of Your Church, for peace and charity in our homes, for salvation to all. Amen.

PRAYER IN HONOR OF SAINT ISIDORE

O GOD, who taught Adam the simple art of tilling the soil,and who through Jesus Christ, the true vine, revealed yourself the husbandman of our souls, deign, we pray, through the merits of blessed Isidore, to instill into our hearts a horror of sin and a love of prayer, so that, working the soil in the sweat of our brow, we may enjoy eternal happiness in heaven, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

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